[Help] Modding Z170 for 8th gen CPU

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  1. Intermidne

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    Hey guys,
    I'm looking to mod my z170 motherboard for an i5 8600k.
    I have heard that this was doable and would like a cheaper way to upgrade from my current i5 6600k.
    Has anyone has much experience with doing this? Can anyone point me in the right direction? I know that you have to mod the bios for the motherboard, I've watched a video on YouTube about it and they had to also mod the CPU in order to run their 8700k.
    Is the effort worth it? If it's too advanced for me then I might just bite the bullet and get a new motherboard.

    Thanks to anyone who can help or point me in the right direction!
     
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    As far as I recall it was only ever really done as a Proof of Concept type thing.

    I dunno how well it would work for a daily driver, probably best just getting a new board to be honest.
     
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    Motherboards are cheap and easy. I agree with self_slaughter, just buy a new board. You also get the added benefits (in most boards) of newer stuff like multiple M.2, USB C and 3.1, better RAM support, lots of pretty lights if you want it, and improved chipsets.
     
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    Headin has done it, he showed me the volt mod required to run the 8600k when I had my VPUs delided. No idea how suitable it would be for a daily driver but good enough to bench with.
     
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    It is definitely worth it if you can find the right modded BIOS for your board and if you got a Z170 board with decent VRM.

    Edit: If you are ever going to get a coffeelake CPU with revision of B0 instead of U0 or P0 you do not need to physically isolate and short the pads which most tutorial tell you to do as B0 is practically a Kabylake CPU.
     
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    FYI here is a link to the PIII discord server where loads of cfl modded bioses have already been done and uploaded
    https://discord.gg/FgpUVCy

    I haven't checked it for a while since I got the 9900K working on my Z170 socket laptop in mid November last year - which has been absolutely flawlessly stable btw. But I knew the VRM specification and knew it could easily handle >150W - some desktop boards maybe can't handle the 9900K but a 8600K should be absolutely no problem
     
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    Hey all, thought I'd give you all an update. Ended up just grabbing a z370-G for the 8600k and selling my Z170 hahah. Got it running 5Ghz ATM and I'm pretty happy! Thanks for the help! :)
     

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